Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Holds Onto First Place on Thursday with $2.57M; 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' #2 with $2.32MAugust 22, 2014 12:56 PM

by Daniel Garris

Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy took in $2.57 million on Thursday to continue to lead the daily box office. The blockbuster sci-fi superhero adaptation from Marvel has led the daily box office for three of the past four days. Guardians of the Galaxy was down just 2 percent from Wednesday and down a very solid 39 percent from last Thursday. The film placed in second for the week with $36.71 million. That was down 42 percent from the previous frame and brings the three-week total for the film to a very impressive $234.25 million. Guardians of the Galaxy will likely reach the $250 million domestic milestone on either Sunday or Monday.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles held steady in second place with $2.32 million. Paramount's high-profile franchise re-launch was down 4 percent from Wednesday and down 46 percent from last Thursday. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was the week's top film with a weekly take of $39.57 million. That represented a 56 percent decline from the film's first week performance and brings the film's two-week total to a significantly stronger than expected $128.81 million.

Let's Be Cops took in $1.65 million to remain in third. Fox's low-budget action-comedy fell 6 percent from Wednesday and 48 percent from last Thursday. Let's Be Cops placed in third for the week with $25.84 million and has grossed $34.25 million in nine days. While the film is performing towards the lower end of pre-release expectations thus far, it is performing well with its price-tag in mind.

The Weinstein Company's The Giver claimed fourth with $1.06 million. The modestly budgeted young adult sci-fi adaptation decreased 5 percent from Wednesday. The Giver placed in fifth for the week with a seven-day start of $17.37 million. That was on the low end of expectations, but was 20 percent stronger than the $14.43 million seven-day take of last year's The Host.

Lionsgate's The Expendables 3 rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $1.01 million. The third installment of the ensemble action franchise starring Sylvester Stallone was down 7 percent from Wednesday. The Expendables 3 landed in fourth this week with a seven-day start of $20.92 million. That was softer than expected and a disappointing 46 percent below the $38.81 million seven-day take of 2012's The Expendables 2.

Daily Domestic Gross Tue, Jan. 3 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 3 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$2,578,197-68%3,8530$669$228,283,4084Disney
2King Kong (2005)$2,267,144-68%3,62751$625$176,827,4593Universal
3Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$1,754,662-61%3,0560$574$66,363,2302Sony / Columbia
4Cheaper by the Dozen 2$1,467,408-66%3,21136$457$56,152,6182Fox
5Memoirs of a Geisha$1,082,760-56%1,5470$700$31,718,0962Sony / Columbia
6Rumor Has It$961,688-60%2,8150$342$27,831,4522Warner Bros.
7The Family Stone$825,393-62%2,464-5$335$47,159,3583Fox
8The Ringer$781,409-58%1,85324$422$22,431,7082Fox Searchlight
9Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$641,397-67%2,316-205$277$277,730,0487Warner Bros.
10Wolf Creek$427,321-57%1,76112$243$13,586,2142Weinstein / Dimension